Something is not right in this first trailer for EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES


There’s been a whole lot of cape wearing, face punching, space jumping, ghost shooting, train exploding craziness around these parts in the last two days, but I don’t want you to think we’re just a bunch of easily entertained knuckle-draggers. No, we gots culture and stuffs!

So to that end, here’s the chilling first trailer for Sundance entry Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes, which contrary to its title is not a really twisted softcore porno.

Emanuel, a troubled girl, becomes preoccupied with her mysterious, new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. In offering to babysit her newborn, Emanuel unwittingly enters a fragile, fictional world, of which she becomes the gatekeeper.

I really like the understated creepiness of this trailer, you can just get the hint that something is …off. And no, I’m not talking about CGI baby. I’d like to know more about this “fragile, fictional world” that Creepy Smiling Baby resides in though, as it seems pretty interesting.

Young Brit actress Kaya Scodelario (MoonWuthering Heights, Skins) does a pretty convincing American accent, something that she’ll probably be getting to use a lot more frequently in the future as she has just been cast as the female lead in YA adaptation The Maze Runner. Before going all sci-fi-ey though, she’s going to have to deal with a spooky Jessica Biel that can apparently shout you straight into hospital. Or an underwater world. Or something.

Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes doesn’t have a mainstream release date yet, but will be/has been hitting the festival circuit this year, to pretty solid reviews all around.

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Hello ladies. Look at your man, now back to me, now back at your man, now back to me. Sadly, he isn’t me, but if he stopped watching horrible Michael Bay movies, he could be as much of a hardcore film geek as me. Look down, back up, where are you? You’re on a South African movie blog with the man your man could be as big a film geek as. What’s in your hand? Back at me. I have it. It’s a warm box of freshly popped popcorn, butter melted awesomeness wafting in your face just like you like. Look again, the popcorn is now diamonds. Anything is possible when your man stops watching Michael Bay movies. I’m on a horse.

  • Intriguing :O

  • Trevor Davies

    My first thought at seeing the title was, “Why are you reviewing late night ETV softporn?”

    • Andre116

      I was thinking the same…then I thought “what the hell is she going to do with the fishes?”